Marbella and Gibraltar AdventuresNovember 15 in Gibraltar
This morning I re-downloaded the app Duolingo. If you haven't heard of it, it's a fantastic language learning app! I started brushing up on my Spanish and I felt a lot better, as I had been feeling a bit lost with the language in the past couple of days.
We drove into Marbella in the afternoon. We went for afternoon Tapas and had a little bit of wine by the water side. Afterwards we took a stroll through the city including this little park section. There ended up being a sizable pond at the end with Mallard ducks and lots of turtles which was cute. We just sat on a bench and enjoyed the peaceful nature that the park had to offer.
Later we took a stroll through a big traditional church in the heart of the city. It was beautiful inside and out. Afterwards I just really wanted to sit by the sea. The waves were crashing quite aggressively, which is one of my absolute favourite sounds so I just closed my eyes and zoned out for a while. We eventually went home and just had a movie night together :)
Today we went to visit Emilie's friend Lisa. We got ready quickly and headed out the door for a day of adventure. We had to make a quick stop at Puerto Banús to pick up a few quick gifts and then we headed to Gibraltar, the southern most point in Europe! Fun fact, it's Spain's neighbour, but is actually an independently governed British overseas territory!
When we arrived we parked the car just on the border of Spain and walked through border patrol, which was a breeze. Immediately after getting through we were met by Joe (Lisa's dad) who picked us up and took us to Lisa's place for dinner. Lisa, her two young daughters, her parents, Emilie, and I all had an absolutely amazing lunch with a beautiful view from Lisa's house as the backdrop. I even got to try stuffed cuddle fish which was pretty tasty!
After lunch Emilie and I got some quality time with the kids Eleanor and Elizabeth. They were the cutest things and I really connected with Eleanor :) Later in the afternoon Joe drove us up the rock (Gibraltar is known for a massive rock sitting on the sea). We walked to the top, had an ice cream, took a few photos and then made our way down. Emilie's intuition took us down a kind of secret path. Luckily a local caught up with us and ended up advising/escorting us down the rock so we didn't get lost. His name was Jean Paul and he owns a construction company. Super nice guy with the cutest black lab puppy with white paws named Oero. The cutest!
At the end of our descent we thanked him and continued our way into town. We stopped at Bridge Bar and Grill for a drink and some snacks. We made our way to this tapas bar after, but it was closed unfortunately so we just jumped in the car and drove back to Estepona. We decided to go for a late dinner at Don Juan, this restaurant about three minutes from the flat. We had a bottle of wine and some great tapas. The server was nice and friendly and on our way out even gave us a complimentary shot of some sweet liqueur! WHAT A DAY!!
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